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Dudley Creek bypass nearing completion

Construction work on the Dudley Creek bypass is entering its final stages.

Contractors began working on the 800-metre long underground piped bypass about nine months ago and expect to have it completed in June.

Read the Newsline article about this key part of the Dudley Creek flood remediation scheme.

North Parade to close for eight weeks

Part of North Parade will close to traffic on 10 May for around eight weeks to enable Dudley Creek flood mitigation works.

Check out the works notice for more information on the closure and detours, at the bottom of the page under 'Updates and News'.

Council gives go ahead for pump station work

The Council yesterday agreed to spend $1.9 million to maximise the life of Pump Station 205 on New Brighton Road.

Built in 1979, Pump Station 205 provides land drainage and flood protection to the nearby area by pumping water from Horseshoe Lake into the Avon during storm events.

A number of maintenance and operational issues with the pump station have surfaced in recent years. Read the Newsline story.

The Mother of all Cleanups

On the eve of Mother's Day, Christchurch people will come together to give something to Mother Nature - cleaning up her rivers and Estuary.

The event, jointly organised by the Avon/Otakaro River Network, the Opawaho/Heathcote River Network, the Estuary Ihutai Trust and City Care, will be held on Saturday 13 May.

For more information, visit the Avon/Otakaro River Network website.